I had to send a friend my great-great-grandma's recipe for pickled peaches yesterday and so I got all motivated to put up some food of my own.
You know you want to watch.
Tomatoes from the farm. So good, but how many fucking cherry tomatoes can a person eat? So I've been sun drying them. In my car, which doubles as a solar cooker.
After cutting them in half, they went on this old window screen and then into the car/solar cooker and stayed there until they are dry - about 2 days. Some times I am attentive and I flip them over after the first day. If you put them cut side up at first, the screen stays clean.
And the chiles. Spicy and delicious.
Roasted on the stove until they are all charr-y. Use tongs to turn them. Really.
Sweatin' to the oldies. Or actually sweatin' to Girlyman and my long-ass conversation with Sian about sustainable food choices. I did some in a paper bag and then got lazy and put the rest in a bowl and threw a plate on top for The Sweating Process. They had their sauna time for about 10 or 15 minutes, I think. Then I rubbed and rinsed all the charr-y skin off and they were beautiful roasted chiles.
All ready for the freezer.